Joseph Edwards Carpenter (2 November 1813, London – 6 May 1885, Bayswater) was an English playwright, composer and songwriter.
In 1851 Carpenter moved from Leamington to London. He wrote various touring musical entertainments such as The Road, the Rail and the River and aVocal, Pictorial, and Descriptive Illustration of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1853). A two-act musical drama The Sanctuary and his three-act drama Love and Honour appeared in 1854, and a three-act drama Adam Bede in 1862.
^What Are the Wild Waves Saying? Duet. w., Joseph Edwards Carpenter. m., Stephen Glover. (The words were suggested by the deathbed scene of little Paul, haunted by memories of the sea, in Dickens's novel Dombey and Son which was published in London during 1847-48. Glover brought out the song in 1850. It was reprinted by Wm. A. Pond & Co., New York, during the late 1860s or 1870s.) Greatest Hits 1820-1860 http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/sm2html/sm2great4.html